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Fitbit has come a long way and continues to be the top fitness tracker. And now, it is seen as an eye catching fashion accessory and a fitness bling statement. Fitbit's newest models are now at the intersection of advanced health tracking and high end fashion. Fitbit has accomplished the combination of beautiful design and personal health information. Check out the new wrist candy and all the cool features it has to offer here >> See the HOTTEST new Fitbits!

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Awaken Your Sleeping Beauty With This Sleep Tracker

Sleep is the new hot topic and from what science tells us, it is the holy grail of health. If you can track it, you can optimize it. If you can optimize it, you can benefit from it. This hot new sleep tracker by Hello is the perfect sleep tracker for the perfect price. There is beauty in health, and it needs to be awakened. But before that, let's get the best sleep of our lives. If your VR headset lenses have stopped fogging up, you can learn more here: Sense Sleep Tracker on Amazon

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Will health sensors make humans immortal?

Not so fast! We need to get from here to there. Today, health/behavior monitoring and quantification sensors are all the rage. The Fitbit, a wearable sensor, is one of the more popular wearable tech devices for tracking your health. Fitbit tracks your activity (steps), diet, and even your sleep patterns. You can interact with the Fitbit using a series of tapping sequences and the Fitbit syncs all your data with your phone and computer. Then the process is to quantify, analyze, and optimize your wake and sleep life. Doing all this will not help you avoid your ultimate demise, but it could contribute to a longer life, and better yet, one where you're in better health along your life's time-line. The concept is that if you are monitoring your activity, food, and sleep, you can make adjustments to improve these areas; thus better health. The Fitbit Flex is only $99! Get started Buy directly from Fitbit

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Boyle is not alone in fighting cancer and playing hockey

Associated Press Healthwire: October 11, 2017
When Phil Kessel got over the initial shock of being diagnosed with cancer and had surgery, he asked doctors, "When can I play?"...

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The flying eye hospital

BBC Health: October 11, 2017
A pioneering surgical team use an operating theatre on a plane and virtual reality technology.

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New type of stem cell line produced offers expanded potential for research and treatments

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Researchers have created expanded potential stem cells (EPSCs) in mice, for the first time, that have a greater potential for development than current stem cell lines. These stem cells have the features of the very first cells in the developing embryo, and can develop into any type of cell.

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Esophageal cancer 'cell of origin' identified

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Researchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.

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Deciphering biological meaning from an atlas of gene expression across 42 tissue types

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
The human genome encodes instructions for which genes are expressed in what cell type, along with other molecules that control how much and when these genes are expressed. Variation in the regulation of gene expression gives rise to the diverse tissue types, with diverse functions, in the human body. Finding new clues about the molecular origins of disease is the goal for a comprehensive atlas of variation in gene expression.

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Serrated polyps plus conventional adenomas may mean higher risk for colorectal cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Examining more than 5,000 reports a research team finds that individuals with both conventional adenomas as well as a subset of lesions known as serrated polyps may be at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer or high-risk adenomas that can lead to colorectal cancer, than those who have serrated polyps or high-risk adenomas alone. Individuals with both serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may therefore benefit from closer surveillance.

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Gut fungi could play a role in obesity epidemic

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
A high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a new study. While gut microbes have previously been implicated in the development of obesity, this study shows that fungi may also play a role.

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Calcium lets T cells use sugar to multiply and fight infection

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
A calcium signal controls whether immune cells can use the nutrients needed to fuel their multiplication into a cellular army designed to fight invading viruses.

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New guidelines published to improve diagnosis and treatment of lupus

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
The UK's first guideline on the care of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) has now been released by scientists.

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Lack of CLOCK protein appears key in severe epilepsy forms

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Some children with epilepsy lack a protein called CLOCK, which appears to disrupt the inhibition of excitatory neurons in the brain region where their seizures originate, a new study has found.

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Sanofi invests 170 million euros in French vaccines facility

Reuters Health News: October 11, 2017
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi will invest 170 million euros ($202 million) to expand its vaccines manufacturing site at Val-de-Reuil in north-western France, in a drive aimed at boosting the production of one of its influenza vaccines.

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Botswana finds anthrax outbreak after spate of hippo deaths

Reuters Health News: October 11, 2017
GABORONE (Reuters) - Anthrax has been detected in dead hippos floating in the Okavango River, officials in Botswana said on Wednesday, after more than 100 of the animals were suspected to have been killed by the disease in neighboring Namibia.

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Defense mechanism to kill intestinal worms

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Researchers have discovered a mechanism that kills intestinal worms, which affect nearly a third of the world's population as well as livestock.

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'Ridiculously healthy' elderly have the same gut microbiome as healthy 30 year-olds

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers have shown a potential link between healthy aging and a healthy gut.

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Meet the health IT vendors working to end the opioid crisis

Healthcare IT News: October 11, 2017
Several companies are working with policymakers and other vendors to replace the use of highly-addictive painkillers and reduce overprescribing.

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High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia

New York Times - Well: October 11, 2017
Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years.

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Mitochondrial DNA could predict risk for sudden cardiac death, heart disease

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
The level, or 'copy number,' of mitochondrial DNA -- genetic information stored not in a cell's nucleus but in the body's energy-creating mitochondria -- is a novel and distinct biomarker that is able to predict the risk of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths a decade or more before they happen, researchers report.

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Police issue warrants for 10 frat members after LSU student's death

CNN Health: October 11, 2017
Police at Louisiana State University have issued arrest warrants for 10 Phi Delta Theta members as they investigate whether a fraternity hazing led to the death of a freshman student.

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Will we be able to use zinc oxide nanoparticles as fertilizers?

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and National Institute for Agricultural Research and Experimentation (INIA) have studied the effects of using zinc oxide nanoparticles on agriculture.

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New genetic clue to peanut allergy

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Researchers have pinpointed a new gene associated with peanut allergy, offering further evidence that genes play a role in the development of food allergies and opening the door to future research, improved diagnostics and new treatment options.

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New study examines full range of post-stroke visual impairments

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Researchers have examined the visual impairment screening/referral forms from 915 post-stroke patients from 20 NHS hospital trusts. Overall 84% were visually symptomatic with visual field loss the most common complaint followed by blurred vision, reading difficulty, and diplopia.

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Brain chemical abnormalities in earliest stage of psychosis identified

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
A new study of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis reports elevations in the brain chemicals glutamate and glycine.

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Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessment

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Forty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse.

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Playing a conversation game may encourage advance care planning

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Few people may want to spend a Saturday night planning their end-of-life care, but playing a game designed to spur conversation about advance care planning may be a more enjoyable way to ease into the process, according to researchers.

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Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders judged more negatively

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Popular literature and crime dramas imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes. The belief is that jurors assign less blame to defendants they feel have been wronged. New research has shown that offenders with genetic mental disorders that predispose them to criminal behavior are judged more negatively than mentally disordered offenders whose criminal behavior may have been caused by environmental factors. 

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Trump healthcare order could face strong legal objections

Reuters Health News: October 11, 2017
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's expected plan to let Americans buy insurance across state lines could violate federal law governing employee benefit plans and will almost certainly be challenged in court, several legal experts said.

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More Hardcore Smokers Trying to Kick the Habit

MedlinePlus: October 11, 2017
Tobacco control policies help even heavy users with mental distress quit, researchers saySource: HealthDayRelated MedlinePlus Pages: Quitting Smoking, Smoking

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Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on new steps by FDA to advance patient engagement in the agency’s regulatory work

FDA US Food & Drug: October 11, 2017
The Food and Drug Administration is hosting a pioneering event today: the first meeting of the Patient Engagement Advisory Committee or PEAC. It’s a significant step forward in the FDA’s efforts to broaden its engagement with patients – and to deepen the involvement of patients in our regulatory activities.

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High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia

New York Times - Health: October 11, 2017
Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years.

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HIMSS issues interoperability call-to-action, highlights secure data, ubiquitous access

Healthcare IT News: October 11, 2017
Improved interoperability requires integrating exchange frameworks, improving usability, earning the engagement of caregivers and patients, and more.

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Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico May Fuel Drug Shortages

Scientific American: Health: October 11, 2017
The head of the U.S. FDA says 14 medicines are only made there -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Jeremy Hunt to pledge £20,000 'golden hello' for rural GPs

BBC Health: October 11, 2017
The health secretary is to announce new steps to attract more doctors to the countryside and coast.

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Experimental gene therapy for blindness considered by FDA

CNN Health: October 11, 2017
When her son was just 3-months-old, Elizabeth Guardino began to notice that he never responded when she smiled. Dangling a toy in front of his face, Christian did not follow it with his eyes.

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California’s wildfires powered by perfect storm of fire hazards

New Scientist Health News: October 11, 2017
Low humidity, parched vegetation and warm winds have led to fires that have killed at least 17, left over 150 people missing and destroyed over 2000 homes

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Predatory bacteria: The quest for a new class of antibiotics

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
Researchers take one step forward toward understanding and genetically manipulating B. bacteriovorus, a type of bacteria with promising potential use as a living antibiotic.

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World's 'better' countries have higher rates of cancer

ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine: October 11, 2017
The world's 'better' countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's 'worse off' countries, according to new research.

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